As Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast, Kentucky is gearing up for disaster relief efforts, including discounts at state resort parks for evacuees.
According to a news release, those seeking shelter from the hurricane will receive a discounted rate of approximately $50 a night on lodge rooms. The rate for one bedroom cottages will be $70 and two bedroom cottages will be $80. These adverse weather rates are available at all resort parks until September 30th by calling the park front desk direct. An out of state driver’s license must be presented at check-in to receive this rate.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has issued an emergency declaration that waives certain regulations on commercial motor carriers involved in relief efforts. The order exempts a driver’s hours of service limitation and weigh station stoppage, suspends registration requirements, and waives permit fees for overweight and over-dimensional vehicles. All other safety requirements will remain in effect for drivers.
The declaration expires on October 11 and the discounted rate on September 30.